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Brilliant Q3 2018 Accounting, Finance & Information Technology Hiring Forecast

Since 2012, Brilliant, an award-winning search, staffing and management resources firm specializing in accounting, finance and information technology, in partnership with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), has been conducting a quarterly study that analyzes the hiring trends and economic factors impacting accounting, finance and information technology professionals.

The comprehensive study includes data collected from human resources professionals and other hiring managers surveyed throughout the Greater Chicago and South Florida labor markets. The majority of individuals surveyed are responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or information technology professionals for their roles and conduct business within various industries including manufacturing, distribution, health care, consumer products, financial services, professional services, retail, real estate, insurance, technology, consumer goods and nonprofit organizations, among others.

Access the Brilliant Q3 2018 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring Forecast below.

Brilliant™ Reports Widespread Open Accounting, Finance and IT Positions Moving into Q3 2018
Accounting, Finance and Information Technology professionals remain in high demand

AS WE APPROACH MIDYEAR, it’s a good time to assess the health of the labor market given the mixed outlook for the U.S. economy. As it stands, we are experiencing the lowest unemployment numbers in history — with more open jobs than there are professionals to fill them. Yet, some economists are predicting a looming recession.

Overall, businesses continue to report a high number of unfilled accounting, finance and information technology positions and increased plans to hire talent to fill those roles in Q3 2018 and beyond.

Last quarter, we saw 37 percent of businesses report openings in accounting and finance, and 28 percent report openings in information technology (IT). For the coming quarter, the number remains the same. 37 percent of businesses are reporting unfilled jobs in accounting and finance, and 35 percent are reporting openings in IT. The number for IT is a jump from last quarter and marks the highest number of openings within the last year. As a result, higher wages and benefits are likely to be offered by hiring companies in order to attract and win the in-demand talent.

The Brilliant Q3 2018 Accounting, Finance and Information Technology Hiring forecast, produced with Dr. Richard Curtin, Director, Surveys of Consumers at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), determines important hiring trends and economic factors affecting the accounting, finance and IT professions. Close to 300 human resources professionals and hiring managers responsible for hiring accounting, finance and/or IT professionals, participated in the study, between April 26, 2018, and May 14, 2018.

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